Jim Sorvillo

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James Joseph "Jim" Sorvillo
Member of the Arkansas House of Representatives
from the 32nd district
Assumed office
January 2015
Preceded byAllen Kerr
Personal details
Born1948
Place of birth missing
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Elizabeth Anne Sorvillo
ChildrenJimmy Sorvillo
Chris Joseph Sorvillo
ResidenceLittle Rock, Pulaski County
Arkansas, U.S.
Alma materSt. Petersburg College
OccupationAdvertising agent

James Joseph Sorvillo, known as Jim Sorvillo (born July 7, 1948), is an advertising agent from the capital city of Little Rock, Arkansas, who is a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives for District 32 in a portion of Pulaski County. He was elected to his third term in hs legislative seat in the general election held on November 6, 2018. With 7,126 votes (53 percent), he defeated the Democrat Jess Mallett, who polled 6,320 (47 percent).[1]

On May 20, 2014, Sorvillo won the Republican nomination for the seat vacated by the term-limited fellow Republican, Allen Kerr, who was subsequently appointed in 2015 by Governor Asa Hutchinson as the Arkansas Insurance Commissioner. Sorvillo polled 1,504 votes to 1,293 for intra—party rival Pat Hays. Sorvillo then defeated a Democrat named John Adams in the November 4 general election, 6,980 to 5,349.[2] Sorvillo was assigned to these House committees: (1) Insurance and Commerce, (2) Public Transportation, and (3) Joint Commerce on Energy.[3]

Sorvillo attended St. Petersburg College in St. Petersburg, Florida. He is a member of both Kiwanis and Rotary International. He is a member of the Fellowship Bible Church. He and his wife, Elizabeth Anne Sorvillo, have two children.[3] He is also a former justice of the peace.[4]

In February 2015, Sorvillo joined dozens of her fellow Republicans and two Democrats in co-sponsoring legislation submitted by Representative Lane Jean of Magnolia, to reduce unemployment compensation benefits. The measure was promptly signed into law by Governor Hutchinson.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Election Returns: Arkansas House of Representatives". Bing.com. November 6, 2018. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
  2. ^ "District 32". ballotpedia.org. Retrieved April 2, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Jim Sorvillo". arkansashouse.org. Retrieved April 2, 2015.
  4. ^ "Jim Sorvillo's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved April 2, 2015.
  5. ^ "HB 1489 - Reduces Unemployment Benefits - Key Vote". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved April 2, 2015.
Preceded by
Allen Kerr
Arkansas State Representative for
District 32 (Pulaski County)

James Joseph "Jim" Sorvillo
2015–

Succeeded by
Incumbent